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Lebanese Army, Hezbollah and Syrian Army declare cease-fire with ISIS

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According to military bodies, the military previously rejected a proposal by the Daesh extremists to leave for the northern province of Raqqa and told them to immediately surrender. U.S-backed forces, known as the Syrian Democratic Forces, are also making a bid for Deir el-Zour province, raising concerns of a potential friction with the Syrian troops. Read More »

Sebastian Gorka resigns from Trump's White House

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Gorka submitted his resignation to retired Gen. John Kelly, the White House chief of staff, on Friday, a White House official said. But a White House official implied Friday he was sacked. Although Gorka could often be spotted on television touting Trump administration talking points and was vocal about Islamist terrorism, he was not a member of the National Security Council and did not play a major policy-making role, according to administration officials. Read More »

American service member missing after Black Hawk helicopter crashes off Yemen's coast

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Five other Americans were rescued immediately after the helicopter went down about 20 miles off the coast of Yemen , according to The Wall Street Journal, citing reports from U.S. The military is investigating Friday's Black Hawk crash. Last month, a U.S. Marine Corps KC-130T Hercules aircraft crashed in Mississipi, killing all 16 people on board, and another three Marines died when an MV-22 Osprey went down off Australia earlier this month. Read More »

James Clapper: I question Trump's fitness for office

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Upon Trump's election, Clapper made multiple appearances in the media, in which he questioning the newly elected president's authority. "So there's very little in the way of controls over exercising a nuclear option, which is pretty damn scary". Read More »

ISIS surrounded in Iraqi town near Mosul, coalition says

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Clashes are continuing with IS militants, he added. The aerial and ground offensives to recapture Tal Afar , located 70 kilometers (43 miles) west of Mosul, from the militant IS group started earlier this month. A predominantly Turkmen district، Tal Afar was overrun by the notorious terrorist group in mid-2014، along with vast territories in northern and western Iraq. Read More »

Nikki Haley says nuclear inspectors should have access to Iran military bases

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But the worldwide agreement in 2015 makes no distinction between military and non-military sites, said Haley after she returned from a trip to the IAEA headquarters in Vienna. The Iranian security official said that, however, visits to Iran's military sites would not be available to the IAEA since the so-called Possible Military Dimensions (PMD) file of Iran has already closed. Read More »

Typhoon Hato Hits China

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Many have criticised the Macau government for its lack of preparation and ability to cope with natural disasters. A man looks out from inside an apartment building through broken windows shattered by Typhoon Hato in Macau. On Thursday evening, as residents of the former Portuguese colony queued for drinking water, Macau's leader Fernando Chui and other government ministers bowed their heads for a minute's silence and made a public apology. Read More »

Conway says Trump is serious on border wall

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Despite divisions within the GOP over other issues, including health care, Boeing said in a statement on Wednesday that it was heartened by the announcement last month that Congressional leaders and the White House had agreed upon a set of core tax reform principles. Read More »

Bay area rallies canceled amid safety concerns

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City leaders say they fear an impromptu rally will occur in its place, or that unrest and violence may break out at the news conference at Alamo Park. A separate, unpermitted rally is still planned for 1 p.m. Sunday at Martin Luther King Jr. Let's not have a meltdown. Violence broke out at similar rally in Berkeley in April, resulting in at least 10 arrests. Read More »

Samsung heir convicted, sentenced to 5 years on corruption charges

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In addition to bribery, Lee was convicted of embezzlement, illegal transfer of assets overseas, concealment of criminal profits and perjury at a National Assembly hearing. Apparently, he bribed four foundations built to support the former presidents political initiatives with a total of $38, effectively ensuring the regulatory approval needed to merge two Samsung-controlled companies. Read More »

Violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state leaves at least 71 dead

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They worry that the attacks - much larger and better organised than those in October - will spark an even more aggressive army response and trigger communal clashes between Muslims and Buddhist ethnic Rakhines. I welcome also the strong condemnation of the attacks today by the Commission's Chairman, Dr. Kofi Annan. Rohingya and global human rights groups say security forces responded to those attacks by locking down the area and carrying out a far-reaching crackdown, killing hundreds of ... Read More »

West Nile Death Reported in Washoe County

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One case has been reported in Fayette and Jefferson Counties. West Nile virus infections have been reported in horses and mosquitoes in Kentucky. All cases have occurred in adults. The virus can incubate inside humans for three to 10 days from being bitten. · When weather permits, wear long sleeves, long trousers and socks when outdoors. Read More »

Tiger Cub Recovered From Smuggling Attempt in San Diego

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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, along with the San Diego Zoo Global will be working together to protect this endangered animal. A California teenager who says he bought a Bengal tiger cub on the streets of Tijuana for $300 was arrested when he tried to bring it into the United States in his 2017 Chevy Camaro . Read More »

Man shot dead in Brussels after attacking group of soldiers

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The prosecution service's spokeswoman said, 'With the identity that we now have it is a 30-year-old man who is not known for terrorist activities'. Belgium has been alert to terror attacks for years. Our security forces stay on alert. Images showed police have sealed off a main street near the main Grand Place tourist attraction. "With crisis centre we follow situation closely". Read More »

Major League Baseball hands down five suspensions from Yankees-Tigers brawl

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While not ejected during Thursdays fiasco, Tigers pitcher Verlander was caught on video in what appeared to be a verbal altercation with teammate Victor Martinez in the dugout. Yankees fans will tell you that was intentional because Sanchez had hit four homers in the series, including one in Thursday's game. But before Chapman could throw a pitch, Cabrera and Yankees back-up catcher Austin Romine began exchanging words in front of home plate. Read More »

Houdini act of Thai ex-PM Yingluck as unexpected as her rise

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The official gave no other details, and declined to be identified because of the sensitivity of the subject. Some analysts said that in the short term Yingluck's disappearance has reduced political risk. Forced out of office by a military coup in May of 2014, she was formally impeached in January of 2015. The long-awaited decision on Yingluck's fate has rekindled tensions in the divided nation, but the military remains firmly in charge. Read More »

Venezuela sanctions: Trump imposes new penalties

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Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza said Friday at the United Nations that the new US financial sanctions are "the worst aggressions to Venezuela in the last 200 years, maybe". " I am punished for defending the natural resources of Venezuelan lands ". But by making it harder for Venezuela to raise cash, the country's oil production, already at the lowest level in more than two decades, is likely to fall further. Read More »

Charlottesville City Council Meeting Goes Wild

The council resumed the meeting and unanimously voted for expediting the removal and relocation of the Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson monuments. The city is hosting what it calls a "community recovery town hall" Thursday evening, in collaboration with a division of the Department of Justice. Read More »

All Sides in Syria Must Protect Civilians, Amnesty Warns

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The Syrian government has called United Nations to halt the USA led coalition's repeated attacks on its civilians during their ongoing operations in Raqqa. "Whether you live or die depends on luck because you don't know where the next shell will strike, so you don't know where to run", a former Raqqa resident told Amnesty. Read More »

Naveen welcomes SC verdict on right to privacy

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Talking to reporters here, Mr Chidambaram said,"the Aadhaar we conceived was perfectly compatible with the Right To Privacy ". The bench further added that privacy is protected under Article 21 in Part III, of the Indian Constitution . Read More »